DA:I Jaws of Hakkon: It’s More Than Bearable DLC

Mild Spoilers (e.g. basic plot overview) for Dragon Age Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon DLC ahead!   Since Dragon Age: Inquisition was released in November I have spent a shameful amount of time running around Thedas with multiple inquisitors, checking out various plots and exploring zones I blew past during my initial run. It seemed like… Continue reading DA:I Jaws of Hakkon: It’s More Than Bearable DLC

The Amazing Women of Dragon Age: Inquisition

One of my favorite aspects of any Bioware game is not only exploring the world created, but the characters that inhabit it. Dragon Age: Inquisition features, to the best of my knowledge, one of the most diverse ensembles of characters in gaming in terms of background, gender, race, sexuality, and age, just to name a couple traits. Of particular relevance to me is there are A LOT of women, and women in positions of power, featured prominently throughout the game

Holding Court – Nat’s Thoughts on Dragon Age: The Last Court

One of my favorite things about reading is taking in the descriptions of a writer and letting the place and characters come to life in my own mind, allowing for a more personal bond with the material. As such, I have a weakness for text based games which stems back to a fondness for MUDs… Continue reading Holding Court – Nat’s Thoughts on Dragon Age: The Last Court

GaymerX 2014: Everyone Games

There are days I wish everyday was like one spent at GaymerX. While my liver, and the rest of me, would not do well with the late nights of carousing at a hotel bar with friends, there are other elements I wish I could take away and share with everyone. One of my favorite things… Continue reading GaymerX 2014: Everyone Games

Wonder Woman, the “F-Word,” and You

A lot has been written about Wonder Woman, comics, and feminism in light of an interview with David and Meredith Finch, the new creative team taking over the comic bearing the title of the same name. Articles such as, “Wonder Woman’s feminism matters. So why would the comic industry reject it?” and “The F-Word: Wonder Woman’s Feminism Shouldn’t Be Covered Up” have been popping up all week. As they should! It’s kind of ridiculous this discussion needs to be had, not about Wonder Woman, but about society and its view of feminism. Why? The perceptions of feminism by some, and this applies to men and women, is exactly why these conversations keep cropping up.

Heroes of Dragon Age: Doing Female Armor Right

I have sunk more time, and money, in the last two weeks than I planned on Heroes of Dragon Age. It’s a simple game, repetitive, which makes it a boring, mobile game. Players can earn gold, or gems, to buy new characters, beef up their party, and use said party to earn more gold, or… Continue reading Heroes of Dragon Age: Doing Female Armor Right

Twitter: Why Blocking Matters

Social media isn’t my normal area of commentary, particularly Twitter functionality. Twitter’s recent removal, and quick reinstatement, of the block function got me thinking as it does touch on harassment, something I have commented on. This fact, coupled with some valid views questioning the point of the block function, left me with something to say… Continue reading Twitter: Why Blocking Matters

Godzilla Sized Feelings for Godzilla

Godzilla was a childhood obsession of mine. My poor parents suffered through numerous viewings of the movies as I grew up. The Americanized version of Godzilla 1985 was my jam, though I adore the 1956 version. I have no reasonable explanation for my unending love for a radioactive lizard hell bent on destruction, maybe it… Continue reading Godzilla Sized Feelings for Godzilla

GeekGirlCon 2014: The Family that Games Together

This year marked my third trip to GeekGirlCon in Seattle. As always, this convention maintained a positive, family friendly atmosphere. Lines for panels were organized, staff was alert — I was only aware of security having to speak with one individual about their behavior — and friendly. One of the panels I was happy to… Continue reading GeekGirlCon 2014: The Family that Games Together